"Makeup and hair is my passion. It's not a job for me, it's my playground! Being creative is such a blessing."
Merton Muaremi is a Melbourne makeup artist with 14 years experience, who travels on fashion’s super highway as an international celebrity makeup artist and hair stylist. Most recently he worked at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival under the direction of Rae Morris, on shows for Vogue runway, Dion Lee, John Paul Gaultier for Target, I.D runway, Jets swimwear and Alex Perry.
Muaremi also trains makeup professionals and everyday makeup lovers. He recently went to Jakarta as an international guest artist to teach a master class in Red Carpet Vs Fashion Makeup to over 500 students at the Jakarta International beauty show.
With the ability to analyze facial structures, Muaremi creatively and technically interprets the looks that his clients desire.
Merton’s background in Visual Arts has given him the skills to analyse facial structures, allowing him to interpret and meet the makeup requirements of his clients, producing both a creative and technically accurate visual representation of their goals.
His understanding of the right pressures to apply on brushes when using different cosmetic mediums on the face, enable a seamless progression- from captivating, natural makeup to directional high end fashion looks.
Before Merton takes his first brush stoke, he’s already crossed the boundary between reality and the artist dream.
Born in Australia, Muaremi’s earliest memories are filled with pencils, paint brushes and vivid splashes of colour. As a representational artist, he also loves to experiment with expressing himself in other creative works.
Muaremi’s artistry has featured in advertising campaigns, editorials and runway shows for Gucci, Versace and Chanel in Australia, and internationally for August Man, Cosmopolitan, Collection Magazine, Culture, Harper's Bazaar, Kurv, Manifesto, Marie Claire and Remix.
His career as a top makeup artist has taken him around Australia, the US, Canada, Indonesia and Europe.
In 2018, Muaremi will tour Australia teaching master classes and looks forward to launching his professional makeup brush set range in the near future.
Merton is based in Melbourne | Sydney | Australia.
Australia & International Publication credits:
August Man, Cosmopolitan, Culture Mag, Collection Magazine, Dolly, ELLE Men, ELLE Malaysia, Fashion Trend Australia, Famous, Fantastics, Fashion Journal, Harper’s BAZAAR, Herald Sun, InStyle, Shop Til You Drop, Images Magazine, Jessica Magazine, Koncierge Magazine, Kurv, Madison, Marie Claire Emirates, OK Magazine, Professional Beauty Mag, Some Magazine, Spook, Remix Magazine, Tirade (UK), Australian Women's Weekly, Yen.
Alannah Hill, Anna Mason, Australia’s Next Top Model, The Australian Ballet, Bentley, Bossini, Chanel, Death Suite, Friend Of Mine, Forever New, Gucci, Grand Prix, Hair Expo Sydney, Harris Scarfe, Hotel Windsor, HUA Boutique, Intercontinental Hotel, J'Aton, JASU, James Marlon, Kookai, Laura Ashley, Mariana Hardwick, Mesop, Mink Jewellery, Misshu, Mossman, Myer, Quay Eyewear, Quiksilver, Robert Robert, Sacred Heart Mission, Salon Melbourne, Salon International, Stella & Minx, Show Pony, Simple Skin Care, Stella McCartney, Swisse, Tiger Mist, TV Week Logie Awards, Toni Maticevski, Versace, Vidal Sassoon, White Suede, YU, Zara, Zoe Elizabeth.
Amanda Austin, Benn Jae, Christian Blanchard, Derek Henderson, Georges Antoni, Jamie Nelson, Justine Ridler, Monty Coles, Nick Leary, Scott Lowe, Steven Chee.
Andrej Pejic, Amanda Shadforth ( Oracle Fox), Ashley Hart, Charlotte Crosby (Geordie Shore), Christine Anu, Deborra-Lee Furness, Dion Lee, Frances O'Connor, Gina Liano & Chyka (Real Housewives of Melbourne) Jesinta Campbell, Kris Smith, Laura Dundovic, Lindy Klim, Lydia SChiavello (Real Housewives of Melbourne), Madelain King, Madeline West, Natalie Gauci, Nicole Warne (Garypeppergirl), Paris Wells, Sarah Donaldson (Harpers and Harley), Sarah Todd, Tash Oakly.